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1,253 entrepreneurs were asked: "How did you decide to get into this type of business, and what was your initial goal?" These were their responses, which can help us to try to figure out what type of business we might like to start. Please scroll below:

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NAICS: 532 Rental and Leasing Services
Description: Selling health products, such as vitamin.
Getting in this type of business is because of his uncle. I was lack of education because I was just graduated at high school. It’s hard to get a good job confront to the people who graduated in the University. Then my uncle hired me to work at their facility. My initial goal is to do the manager of this company. As I started working in this company; I achieve my goal after 4 years.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 11:46:03

NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: Western Rooter Plumbing
Well i have always been a hands-ons person and my Father was very good at plumbing and i saw the income he would make, it was good money for the time he put in so when i grew older i decided to give it a shot and it would out perfectly.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 08:28:45

NAICS: 445 Food and Beverage Stores
Description: Quick Service Resturaunt
I was hired at Chick Fil A when I was in my teens and I immediately fell in love with everything about it. I loved the fast paced atmosphere, the way employees get along, and the opportunities that are available. As an owner of my own Chick Fil A I enjoy that I am able to provide for my family, give back to my employees, the platform of the business, and the support from the corporate office.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 07:56:17

NAICS: 517 Telecommunications
Description: Temp Agency
Christy has a strong background in accounting as well as human resources. Her initial goal is to help people and companies find jobs.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 01:14:23

NAICS: 236 Construction of Buildings
Description: Contractor
Well I was working at Douglas Aircraft at the time
Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 00:47:39

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Mexican Food Restaurant and Bar
I decided to get into this type of business because it looked interesting and I got drafted by my parents. They gave me an offer that I couldn’t refuse. They basically offered me my own business on a silver platter and me being a 22 year old business major student  at Cal Poly Pomona and having the opportunity start my own business right away without waiting so I did.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 00:46:07

NAICS: 812 Personal and Laundry Services
Description: Pet Grooming
I’ve always loved animals, so I new my initial calling was to work with animals. As I was growing up I wanted to be a Veterinarian but when you think about it pretty much every little girl does. So getting older I older I worked in a salon for animals for ten years until I was able to save up enough to open my own grooming business.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-06 23:55:12

NAICS: 451 Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores
Description: Toy Store for Kids
I decided to get into this type of business because it was the right time to become an entrepreneur and my initial goal was to hopefully be able to open a wholesale business in the same field.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-06 23:48:19

NAICS: 446 Health and Personal Care Stores
Description: Acupuncture
Surgery, said the doctor when my grandfather injured his back. But Grandpa went to an acupuncturist instead. In just five treatments he was back on his boat, catching yellowtail, tuna, and flying fish. I was fascinated and decided to make acupuncture my life's work. So I became an apprentice in Tokyo, where I studied acupuncture, bone setting, and massage. I then won a scholarship to China, the birthplace of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The goal of my service that I like to do is to have a patient that have coming to my office to be treats as they would like to be treated and also I do best service for my patients
Date Submitted: 2010-10-06 23:39:43

NAICS: 446 Health and Personal Care Stores
Description: Sun tanning salon
Well, I always been very social. I remember my best friend telling me "Wow Vicky! Your very good with people, ever thought about using that to your advantage?" I had a good laugh to that, but she was right. Most people have natural talents and being social happened to be mine. So when i first found out about Mary Kay, I decided to give it a shot. The job itself is all networking,and i was delighted by the fact. I started in rural parts of my city and slowly began venturing into other cities and states. I was slowly becoming a little celebrity, that jumped all over the country. People knew when I was in town, I would hold seminars and conferences, inviting all who wanted to be able to grasp a pliable future. My initial goal was to have fun by taking taking a risk, but my new goal was to better people's lives throughout my products and give them a new perspective to life, that was backed up with experience.  
Date Submitted: 2010-10-06 23:37:24

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